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18 12, 2017

Rebranding Campaign Wins Activated Growth MarCom Gold Award

2018-05-16T11:32:29+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re grateful when clients bring us their marketing challenges. But we were especially honored when existing client Healthy Food Ingredients (HFI) asked us to manage its entire rebranding process. The result was award winning. The Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP) has presented Activated Growth with a 2017 MarCom Gold Award. AG won for [...]

1 11, 2017

Irresistible Content: How to Make it Happen

2018-05-16T11:32:29+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Stacia Goodman Passively waiting for media to showcase your business or organization can be like waiting to win the lottery. Don’t hold your breath. But you can greatly increase your odds of capturing media attention. How? By proactively generating content from a topic expert (you!) that is relevant, timely and effortless for media to [...]

27 09, 2017

Gopher Resource Website Wins 2017 Platinum Creative Award

2018-05-16T11:32:29+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We love helping our clients shine. On that note, congratulations Gopher Resource for winning a Hermes Platinum Creative Award 2017! Gopher Resource, one of the country’s leading recyclers of lead batteries, won for the complete redesign and launch of its website, an initiative led and managed by Activated Growth (AG). It required close collaboration between [...]

22 08, 2017

Top Visual Marketing Trends

2018-05-16T11:32:29+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

By Becca Peterson Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr… the list goes on and on. What catches your eye when on these social media platforms? Is it the text? Or is it the images, gifs and videos that make you stop and pay attention? It’s essential to make personal connections with your target audience by [...]

1 08, 2017

How to Create and Maintain a Strong Online Community

2018-05-16T11:32:29+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Launching an online community may seem like an overwhelming task, but could be one of the most essential investments your company will make. With planning and a clear vision, you’ll be on the right track for a successful launch. How to get started building an online community: Know your purpose, goals and objectives. Starting from [...]

27 07, 2017

Top Workplaces Require Top-Notch Employee Communication

2017-08-02T20:17:51+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Landing on the Star Tribune’s Top Workplace list is highly coveted. And, while the obvious benefits and perks matter, there’s a big one that’s often overlooked: multichannel consistent, persistent and responsive internal communications. Activated Growth agrees, and we believe it’s an essential employee recruitment and retention tool, one of our areas of expertise. Read the [...]

24 07, 2017

The Value of an Online Community

2018-05-16T11:32:29+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

As social media grows, customers are seizing more power and influence. We are now living in the age of the customer, a time when customers have a huge influence on businesses and want to have a voice. Companies are beginning to create or leverage online communities — groups of people united around a common interest, [...]

11 07, 2017

Want to Reach Millennials? Master What Makes Them Tick

2018-05-16T11:32:29+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Today’s marketers are highly motivated to reach millennials ages 18 to 34, and rightly so. They’re a diverse group with enormous buying power. But harnessing those dollars requires a marketer to understand generational nuances. Molly Holper, Activated Growth’s millennial intern, shares her insight. “Millennials want to feel a personal connection with a brand. I suggest [...]

29 06, 2017

Activated Growth Wins Gold Creative Award for Design of Food Industry Website

2018-05-16T11:32:29+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Exciting news! The Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP) has presented Activated Growth with a 2017 Hermes Gold Creative Award. AG won for the caliber of its work in redesigning the Healthy Food Ingredients (HFI) website. The overhaul was just one element of AG’s larger role in the recent strategic rebranding of the global [...]

20 06, 2017

Latest Branding Efforts: Activated Growth Helps Name Innovative Food Safety Process

2017-08-02T20:19:53+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

When Healthy Food Ingredients (HFI) was ready to name and market their latest advancement in food safety, they turned to their trusted partner Activated Growth. Leveraging our knowledge and understanding of HFI’s target audience and their food safety needs, we went to work utilizing our strategic naming process. The team started out with insight gathering [...]

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